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Disclosure Scotland/Disclosure and Barring Service can’t offer an Apostille service for their Disclosure certificates. You can ask the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to help with this. Full details are on their website:


Before Applying for an Apostille

Before you can have a Disclosure certificate apostilled through the FCO route, you’ll have to get it stamped by an authorised person from Disclosure Scotland/Disclosure and Barring Service. The FCO will accept this stamp as proof that the certificate is an original. There is no fee charged for this additional stamping and verification process.

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